Katharine Stout has been Head of Programme at the Institute of Contemporary Arts since 2013. Previously she was Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Britain from 1999 to 2013, where she curated numerous commissions, exhibitions and collections displays. In 2001, she co-founded the Drawing Room with Mary Doyle and Kate MacFarlane, now internationally recognized as the major European non-profit organisation for contemporary drawing. Prior to Tate she was the contemporary art consultant at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich where she inaugurated the contemporary art programme. She was also the Director of The Tannery, London in the late 1990s. She studied at the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and the Royal College of Art, London. She has written numerous texts on contemporary British and international art. Her book, Contemporary Drawing: 1960s to now was published by Tate in Autumn 2014.